The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019: Gastronomy Controversy

World's 50 Best Restaurants Winners | World's 50 Best Restaurants 2019 | Food For Thought

The recent awards ceremony of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2019 puts the astronomy in gastronomy as stars of the fine dining scene celebrate the World’s brightest, however, it is not without its contentious moments. This list this year introduces a new award, the Best of the Best, in which winners from past years are inducted into the hall of fame and controversially removed entirely from competing in the 50 Best Restaurants list for now and forever more. Continue reading

What Is In A Flavour?

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If you were to be asked how many flavours is there when it comes to cooking, well, the short answer is it depends on who you’re asking. Different cultures are accustomed to different flavour palates, so your answer may vary depending on whether the chef is classically trained in European cuisine, or if they were trained in Chinese cuisine. Continue reading

Glycaemic Index: What You Need To Know

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Many people today have health issues due to our modern-day diet, and this is because of the types of food we eat. Our diets today consist of many types of food, with carbohydrates being one of the highest consumed. This is why it is important to know how to choose our carbohydrates and learning that we can significantly better our health by making the right choices, without compromising on quality. In Asia, noodles are almost as much a staple as rice is, but did you know that you can actually find noodles which has a low glycaemic index which can curb the onset development of diabetes type 2? This is where Holista Foods comes in. Continue reading

Gourmet Couture Mid-Autumn Series at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Khoon Hooi Mooncakes | Chyna | Hilton KL | Food For Thought

[PRESS RELEASE] Boasting a pastiche of colors and a touch of opulence, make this year’s mooncake gifting a luxurious affair. Brought to you by Hilton Kuala Lumpur; the ultimate lifestyle hotel and inspired by Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer, Khoon Hooi – gift an exclusive and elegant mooncake gift box in a sleek satchel shape for your loved ones. Enveloped in brocade fabric used in Khoon Hooi’s Fall collection, choose between the limited-edition Midnight Bloom or the collector’s edition Blossom series box. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2018

Local Luxe | Food Trends 2018 | Food For Thought

Salted egg yolk fish skin. Lobster laksa. Indian fine dining. These are some of the buzzwords you may or may not have heard of if you have been paying attention to the culinary industry of Asia. Year in year out we find chefs inspire and be inspired by new and interesting selections. With the world moving towards a higher demand for farm-to-table, as well as a need for healthier options, we see the world of cuisine moving towards a more sustainable, yet tasty, future. Here, we will make our predictions on what we think we will see, what we want to see and what we want to see gone. We also speak to industry specialists to get in on their insights. Continue reading

Fonterra Food Trends and Innovation in 2018

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With the prolific use of cheese in everyday cooking, it is no wonder than a brand like Fonterra, one of the world’s leading producers of dairy products is at the forefront of innovation. To find out more about consumer trends and behaviour, we speak to Linda Tan of Fonterra Brands Malaysia and Chef Pele Kuah of Movida Group at the media round table hosted by Fonterra Brands Malaysia to discuss how global and local food trends have been progressing and how habits differ from millennials compared to their peers. Continue reading

Gotta Taste ‘Em All: Poke Bowls in Kuala Lumpur

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One of the latest cuisines that has achieved international attention is the very delicate and light poké. This raw fish dish is normally served on its own, but is more commonly seen in its modern interpretation form, the poké bowl. This very light and healthy dish has its origins within Hawaiian cuisine, with culinary influences from the significant Japanese and Asian diaspora of Hawaii. We speak to some of the arguably best poké bowl eateries to learn more about poké culture in Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading

Cooking Class: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

Pad Thai Result | Cooking Class | 137 Pillars House | Food For Thought

People today seek uncommon experiences when they travel, and what better way to explore a foreign culture by learning their food. Thai cuisine has become internationally recognised as one of the best cuisines, and what better way than to immerse yourself in the Thai culinary world. 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai is one such boutique hotels that offer this experience as part of their offerings, simply named The Kitchen. This however, is not just a cooking class where you are simply taught a dish, but actually take you to a local market where you explore yourself. Continue reading

To Eat Or Not To Eat: Food Trends For 2016

Fresh Produce | 2016 Food Trends | Food For Thought

Salted egg yolk croissants. Cold cappellini. Do these dishes sound familiar? Well if you have been living in Asia then you definitely have been quite the connoisseur for what food was on trend for 2015. Year in year out we see chefs of repute try and test out new dishes with interesting combinations. But we’re in 2016 and since its only February, we want to make a few predictions that we will see, want to see and want to retire. We also speak to some experts in their fields to get their two cents. Continue reading

Char Kuey Teow 炒粿條 : Food History of Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuay Teow | Food History | Food For Thought

Malaysia is home to some of the best tasting foods in the world, so much so that Lonely Planet named it food destination of they year for 2015. Amongst the food that was said to be a must try is none other than the local delicacy with its very humble origins, the Char Kway Teow, chau gwai diu (炒粿條) in Cantonese, or bilingually as Fried Kuay Teow. This dish hails from the northern state of Penang, the pearl of the orient, which is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading